Ausonia Cruise Holdings brings together a team of experienced finance professionals and cruise-industry operating executives.
Our aim is to act upon investment opportunities within the cruise sector. Our disciplined and selective approach to investing is both uncommon and inspiring. We make efficient decisions that are in the best long-term interest of our principals and clients, free from any external influences. It allows us to be flexible with transaction structures, enabling us to craft the right deal to help all stakeholders achieve their goals.
Our independent Private Equity/Venture Capital Advisory Services provide third-party investors with industry-specific knowledge, intelligence and expertise to optimise their cruise-industry investment strategy, either pre or post investment.
Our strategy is focused on managed growth and the acquisition of select assets with the potential to create value in the long run. The vision to identify and grow opportunities to the next level has solidified our reputable position.
We focus on cruise-centric businesses that have attractive growth-oriented characteristics and strong underlying drivers. As we focus our efforts on identifying prospective investment opportunities, we seek to capitalize on the decades of combined experience of our board of directors.
The Ausonia Cruise Holdings story started on a sunny day in July 1982, at the port of Genoa, Italy. A 15-year-old boy who recently caught the cruise ship “bug” was boarding his very first cruise vessel. Beyond the old Genovese terminal stood the beautiful M/V Ausonia, a gleaming-white, distinctively Italian-breed cruise vessel with a rich pedigree. Built in 1957 in Italy, Ausonia started her career as a liner sailing for Adriatica di Navigazione between the ports of Venice, Alexandria, and Beirut. With the liner voyages gradually replaced by airplanes, the Ausonia was converted as a cruise vessel operating 8-days voyages in the Western Mediterranean, a clear precursor to today’s Costa, MSC, and many others.
This voyage on the M/V Ausonia was the beginning of a journey of passion and wonder for this 15-year-old boy.
Today, the same sense of wonder and passion ignites the birth of Ausonia Cruise Holdings, a venture imagined by this boy – now very much an experienced adult – with a strong passion for the cruise industry.
Ausonia Cruise Holdings consists of a group of highly experienced Cruise and Finance industry executives sharing the same passion, but also the same values. Our belief is that if you first build a great team, then magic can foster iconic results. Ausonia Cruise Holdings is our tool to create magic and catalyze great work with great people.
INNOVATION, CREATIVITY, AGILITY, AUDACITY, AUTHENTICITY are the core values of Ausonia Cruise Holdings. We will always deliver – and expect – these values in our endeavors to invest into the cruise industry.
Despite being highly experienced executives in the cruise & finance industries, we first and foremost commit to the same sense of Wonder experienced by this 15-year-old boy boarding the MV Ausonia in Genoa. What is wonder? To find out, look no further than at a child. Wonder is open-ended curiosity. Wonder is about asking questions that do not necessarily have an answer. Wonder begins with a willingness to explore, step into the unknown, take risks, and let go of control. Not an easy commitment, but one that precedes iconic success.